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Grants Available

The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program offers grants to farmers and partnerships of farmers and crop professionals for new and innovative ideas about farm management. Click here for more details.

Why use a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)?

Certifed Crop Advisors (CCAs) save you time and money. CCAs know farm business. Your bottom line is always their first priority.

EXPERIENCE:  Certification requires at least two years of documented crop advising experience with grower references.

EXAMS:  CCAs must pass two comprehensive exams covering nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop management.

EDUCATION:  Earning 40 hours of continuing education every two years, CCAs always have the latest information on new technology and industry developments.

ETHICS:  CCAs must sign and adhere to a Code of Ethics, meaning they always focus on grower profitability while optimizing and protecting natural resources.

Locate a MACCA

Search here to locate one of 250 Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) or Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAgs) in the Mid-Atlantic region or 13,000+ in the U.S. and Canada. You can search by Certification, Area of Expertise, City, State, Zip or Region.  

After two decades of developing and managing the CCA program, the International CCA board and the American Society of Agronomy, along with partners in agriculture farming and production, agriculture education, ag-business and ag-marketing embarked on the “CCA – That’s Sound Advice” marketing campaign to add value to the credentials. Click here to learn more about the program and how a CCA can be benefitial to you.

Showcased MACCAs

The following MACCAs work within the Mid-Atlantic region. Click their name to email directly. Click more for additional information.

Richard Blessing specializes in hay and pasture production, corn production, small grains, soybeans and alfalfa production, and weed and pest best practices.  more

Bobby Clark specializes in nutrient management, waste management, composting, and slug management. more

Tom Coleman specializes in agronomic field scouting and solutions. more

Joseph Hatton specializes in forest and grazing management, manure storage, handling and application, and crop production. more

E.J. Hurd specializes in row crops.  more

Christopher L. Forth, specializes in Turfgrass (lawn, athletic field and other specialty turfgrass uses) and landscape plant nutrition, evaluation of soil/plant interface and interaction dynamics and plant health problem diagnosis. more

Paul Miles specializes in soil fertility, crop protection, and GPS integration.  more